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The Sportsman's Inn
Ranked #27 of 38 Restaurants in Ivybridge
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 October 2011

Old fashioned, greasy depressing pub. The old fashioned furniture was from the 70s and the food too. All stodge and chips and patterned carpets and gloss browny coloured paint by the loos which also looked like public loos from another era. Will never go back. Dar, gloomy, depressing.

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4  Thank LynneDevon
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Ate at this pub/restaurant. I was not impressed, service was ok and the staff tried their best but the place is dated, the food (Sunday roast) was average leaning toward poor. The beef was so thinly sliced it was see through and served with a rather bland selection of vegetables however I did like the roast potatoes.

It was £9 for the main course, £5 for starters and the deserts were either huge (crumble, which was good), or tiny (Banoffee, which was poor).

The gent (informed he was the owner) behind the bar was rather abrupt with my in-laws without reason, the toilets were old and not very clean. The whole place looked as if it needed a good clean.

I will not be visiting this place again...

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5  Thank colinwalker7
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

Went for a wine tasting with a 3 course meal plus canapés to start with and home-made sweets to finish. Great value at £17.50 with 9 different wines to taste, all included. Good menu with several choices. Beautifully presented. I had wild boar and it was cooked to perfection. How the cooks managed to serve so many people all at the same time, cooking the boar exactly as requested, I do not know. I asked for Medium and my husband had rare - this is what we had. 3 choices of dessert and they looked as if they had been invented by the finalists of Masterchef. I had lemon syllabub with a sort of lacy toffee thing placed in it, wonderful. Cannot Speke too highly of the Sportsmanship, a lovely friendly atmosphere with fantastic food. Thanks to all the staff for an amazing evening.

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5  Thank Scarlyon
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Reviewed 10 April 2011

Went on Thursday for a quick meal. Between 5 and 7 there is a limited cheaper menu - £5 for steak and chips, gammon and chips, fish and chips, sausages and chips, and this is the menu I ate off, opting for steak and chips. I ordered my steak medium rare. The food was reasonably quick to arrive - around an 8oz rump steak, served with a handful of chips, mushrooms and two onion rings. The steak was closer to medium well than medium rare, and was a little tough, but you can't really complain for £5. The accompaniments were fine. My only complaint would be that the service was a little rude - the lady was friendly enough but seemed a little put out when we requested to sit outside, as it would obviously cause a little extra work for her. Overall though fine for a quick meal.

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11  Thank chammp
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Reviewed 23 July 2015
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